In the spirit of positive community engagement, the NSW Police Force have applied ‘indigenous themed’ livery to two of their Traffic & Highway Patrol Command vehicles.
The two vehicles, currently based in Far South Coast and Orana Mid-Western Police Districts, have been themed with traditional Aboriginal artwork in consultation with the community and the Aboriginal Programs branch of the NSW Police Force.
Corporate Sponsor for Aboriginal Programs, Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie said the intent of these vehicles is to not only provide effective policing services to the people of NSW, but to also mark the respect the NSW Police Force has for indigenous culture throughout our state.
“The NSW Police Force is committed to ensuring our ties with Aboriginal people is strong and acts as a partnership in addressing the prevention of fear and crime in our state” Assistant Commissioner Barrie said.
The Commander of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said being operational Traffic & Highway Command Patrol cars, seeing these vehicles patrolling rural roads will highlight the partnership we have with indigenous communities and also reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state.
With two vehicles currently branded, the intention is to extend the project to the Northern Region and the Sydney Metropolitan region with two further vehicles scheduled to receive indigenous livery at a later stage.
The NSW Police Force will use these vehicles extensively throughout NSW, ensuring that all Aboriginal Programs and Events have access to these vehicles to highlight the commitment NSW Police has in partnering with Aboriginal communities right across NSW.